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AR 458, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
AR 458, obverse (right) and reverse (left)

Silver Dirham

AR 458

mint: Madinat al-Salam (Iraq)

dated 159 AH (775–6 AD)

AR 458, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
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Silver Dirham

AR 458

mint: Madinat al-Salam (Iraq)

dated 159 AH (775–6 AD)

2.88g; 28mm

Obverse field: la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la sharika lahu; margin: denomination, mint and date

Reverse field: Muhammad rasul Allah salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa-sallam li’l-khalifah al-Mahdi; margin: Muhammad rasul Allah, followed by surah al-Tawbah (IX), verse 33.